I am right now in the middle of a beautiful retreat with MoojiBaba, my most beloved teacher and guide. He has my undying gratitude for these retreats, held virtually, from his space in Monte Sahaja, Portugal. They keep me going during the isolation of the pandemic and the rigor of a very busy life. They keep me pointed and focused on my awakening, which is already inside me, inside all of us, waiting to be recognized again, when I get caught in the doings and the sayings of the mind. He reminds me that my practices are still doing and that they can be used against me as another mind attack if I get too attached.
As I wait for our next contemplative time together, I wanted to get out there one of his very important teachings.
We learn who we really are by first learning who we are not.
I am not my fears. I am not my doubts. I am not my belief systems. I am not my awards. I am not my titles. I am not my hate or my sadness. I am not the roles I present. I am not even my memories. I could keep going….What are you NOT?
Getting to the heart of what you are not brings you to the place of perfect stillness and awareness of what you really ARE. That which you are is eternal and unmoving. It is stable. It is complete. It is everything you are looking for and more. This is a felt experience that I want to share with you.
It doesn’t mean you have to give everything up or go live in a forest. I used to be afraid of that. It means you bring that discovery of emptiness, of stable and complete awareness with you wherever you go.
Now, I have 9 minutes to join my prayer group and my “doing self” says I should not be late. HAHAHA. I too have much to continue to discover and engage in this practice. Namaste